Three women killed, five minors injured in Kishtwar landslide

GNS news agency, quoting Station House Officer (SHO) Rajpal Singh reported that eight persons of Bakerwal families were trapped after their residential tents came under at Shasho Padder area.

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Kishtwar, Publish Date: Jun 16 2018 5:50PM | Updated Date: Jun 16 2018 5:50PM
Three women killed, five minors injured in Kishtwar landslideRepresentational pic

Three women were killed after landslides triggered by heavy rains hit the temporary residential sheds in Shasho Pader forest area of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

GNS news agency, quoting Station House Officer (SHO) Rajpal Singh reported that eight persons of Bakerwal families were trapped after their residential tents came under at Shasho Padder area.

Soon after receiving the information about the incident, a police team immediately reached at the spot and retrieved all the eight trapped persons, including three minor boys and two girls, the officer said.

All of them were immediately taken to Primary Health Centre Kerro where three young women were declared brought dead, the officer said.

He said that the five minor injured were referred to the district hospital for advanced treatment.

The officer said that the male members of the families had gone to offer the Zahur prayers when the incident occurred.

The officer identified the deceased as identified as Zeenam (46) wife of Farooq Ahmed, Maryam (27) wife of Noor Ahmed and Zareena (22) wife of Noorani.

The injured were identified as Yaseen (5), Mushtaq Ahmad (5), Noor Jahan (6), Maheera Jan (4) and Rafeeq (6).

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